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Don’t miss our next exciting In Place of Growth Workshop, focussing on food.

  Imagine Greater Manchester where people and the planet thrive together and what we can do to make it happen!!! Saturday 2nd November 1-5pm Manchester Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, M1 1JQ Let’s make sure Steady State Manchester and its … Continue reading

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‘It’s time to escape the shackles of the 20th century economic mindset’ – local climate scientist Professor Kevin Anderson tells Manchester council Today, Steady State Manchester presented four recommendations to make Manchester a fairer, greener and more equitable society to … Continue reading

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UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy – a critical review

a guest piece by Peter Somerville In this devastating critique, Peter Somerville makes a detailed examination of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy. Read his review in full here. He begins by setting the strategy in context. When the government … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Fire?

Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (2021) Planet on Fire: A manifesto for the age of environmental breakdown. London: Verso. 280pp. £12.99 (hb).

Jonathan Neale (2021) Fight the Fire: Green New Deals and global climate jobs. London: Resistance Books. 348pp. Available as free e-book at: https://theecologist.org/sites/default/files/2021-02/Fight_the_Fire_0.pdf.

These are two very different books but with much in common. Both are concerned with how to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Jonathan Neale’s (JN) focus is on the global level, while that of Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (L&L-L) is primarily on the UK. Both argue strongly for a social democratic approach, by which I mean an emphasis primarily on public provision and governmental regulation to address the crisis. Continue reading

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Members and Supporters Event – Shifting the debate

Last month, we held a meeting with some of our members and supporters to collectively consider the challenges facing Greater Manchester and look ahead to some of the ways Steady State Manchester can work to address those challenges. The meeting … Continue reading

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The Post Growth Challenge entries (2)

This is the second of two posts in which we share entries from our Post Growth Challenge. You can read the first post HERE. Ideas for a post-growth policy package. Stanislas Rigal at the Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de … Continue reading

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Invisible workers, invisible systems.

Invisible workers, invisible systems. By Mark Burton                                                                                                            pdf version also available at Resilience.org This is based on a short talk I gave to an event, What have we learned about work during Covid 19 and what needs to change? organised … Continue reading

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Jason Hickel introduces Degrowth – book review

Also republished by MR online, 18.03.2021 Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save The World. By Jason Hickel, London: Penguin-Random House, 2020. ISBN 978-1-786-09121-5 Mark H Burton, Steady State Manchester. Degrowth has arrived. It makes appearances in mainstream newspapers, radio … Continue reading

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